Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, Elder Law Attorney, Mediator
Carolyn Rosenblatt is an attorney and mediator with over 45 years of experience in her combined professions. Together with her co-presenter and husband, geriatric psychologist Dr. Mikol Davis, she founded AgingParents.com, a resource for families, and AgingInvestor.com offering training about aging issues for professionals. She is a consultant in aging and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Reuters, AARP, the National Safety Council journal and many other sources. Ms. Rosenblatt blogs at Aging Parents, on Forbes.com. She is the author of The Family Guide to Aging Parents, ABA's Working With Aging Clients: A Guide for Lawyers, Business and Financial Professionals, Succeed With Senior Clients, a guide for financial professionals, and Hidden Truths About Retirement & Long Term Care.
Dr. Mikol Davis, Psychologist
Dr. Davis is a licensed, clinical psychologist with thirty-seven years of experience in the mental health field. He has worked extensively with depression, anxiety, and family conflicts. He provides mental competency testing for elders, support and help with aging parents and interpersonal difficulties. He is sensitive to the changes elders must face as they age and lose independence. He is experienced in helping to reduce conflicts among family members and others.
Dr. Davis has provided psychological counseling for people in crisis, suicide attempts, drug dependency, and emotional problems due to failing health. He has assisted many individuals to resolve conflicts with other members of their families.
Dr. Davis has taught communication skills and psychological theory and counseling at the community college and university level, and has conducted communication skills workshops. He has appeared in local newspapers, and local media to discuss current psychological issues. He has a broad range of experience with all ages. He served as a Board member of the Mental Health Committee of Marin County. He is a skilled mediator; often working with families to develop written plans to reduce conflict.
Dr. Davis has been in private practice in Marin County, California since 1976. He has worked extensively with local Doctors in the northern California community. Through developing close relationships with medical specialists, support groups and services, Dr. Davis has assisted many families with important community resources for elders.
Since founding Help With Elders.com with his wife Carolyn Rosenblatt, Dr. Davis has offered important emotional support and resources for family members caring for aging parents. The emotional burden in making critical decisions about aging parents, elder care and safety can often be overwhelming for concerned family members. Dr. Davis can assist with these difficult decisions. He provides one-on-one emotional support for the primary caregivers of elders, teaches coping skills, and helps the caregiver avoid burnout and overload.
Dr. Davis received his doctorate in Psychology from the University of San Francisco in 1980. He has worked in community hospitals with geriatric patients suffering from dementia, depression, and other psychiatric problems. As part of a comprehensive mental health team he has been actively involved in the assessment, treatment, and placement of clients in community treatment programs.